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Published in Industry on 17/08/2016

Demand for Irish Architects up 60% Year on Year

CNI reports

New figures released by leading recruitment experts, Hays Ireland, shows demand for construction and property professionals was up 40% in July compared to this time last year

Architecture emerged as the fastest growth area for the month of July  with demand for architects up 60% on July 2015.  Other professions in short supply include senior contract managers, quantity surveyors and engineers. This increase in demand across the sector is also reflected in the salaries currently on offer for experienced professionals.

For example, senior contract managers with over 15 years’ experience can now command salaries of €90,000 plus benefits annually, meanwhile experienced architects can expect salaries in excess of €55,000.

Furthermore, this increased demand for construction and property workers in Ireland has not gone unnoticed by those working overseas.

In July, Hays Ireland experienced a 35% month on month increase in the number of applications from Irish construction and property workers currently based in the UK.  Tellingly, of these UK based applicants interviewing for Irish roles, approximately 75% received formal job offers from Irish based companies.

Director with Hays Ireland, Mike McDonagh said, “July has been an exceptionally busy month for recruitment across the construction and property sector. The ongoing scarcity of commercial and residential property in Dublin has been central to this demand, and has created an unprecedented growth in the hiring of skilled professionals such as architects, engineers and quantity surveyors.”

He added, “In July alone, we experienced an unprecedented increase in the number of recent graduates placed in roles in the construction sector, and this dramatic rise in construction activity has clearly informed the 20% jump in applications for places on related CAO courses this year.”

Source: www.businessworld.ie